The National Rifle Association recently honored MidwayUSA owners Larry and Brenda Potterfield with the NRA Defender of Freedom Award. NRA Chief Executive Officer Wayne LaPierre presented the award to the Potterfields at the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum during the 151st NRA Annual Meeting & Exhibits in Houston, TX.
The NRA Defender of Freedom Award celebrates and honors an individual or family who inspires and embodies the qualities that define excellence in philanthropic leadership and Second Amendment advocacy. The criteria to receive the NRA Defender of Freedom Award are as follows:
- Major Philanthropic Impact and Distinction
- Dedication to the Second Amendment and the United States Constitution
- Spirit of Integrity, Generosity, Respect and Strength of Character
- Proud Commitment to American Values
- Demonstrated Leader, Visionary and Trailblazer
- And of course, Bold Defender of Freedom
In addition to being selected for the award, NRA Chief Executive Officer Wayne LaPierre announced a name change to the award. Going forward, the award will carry the Potterfield name – The Larry and Brenda Potterfield NRA Defender of Freedom Award.
“Brenda and I are honored to accept the NRA Defender of Freedom Award from the National Rifle Association,” said Larry Potterfield, MidwayUSA Founder and Executive Chairman. “We give our time and money to the NRA because we believe it is the right thing to do – the NRA is the foremost guardian of our right to keep and bear arms. We hope others are inspired by our actions to do the same.”